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Hearing Notice: Subcommittee on Energy and Power


Subcommittee to Examine Legislation to Develop 21st Century Energy Workforce

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday September 17, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building to examine H.R. 4526, the 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiative Act of 2014.

The 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiative Act, introduced by subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-IL), Chairman Whitfield, and Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), aims to create a pathway to employment for minorities and other historically underrepresented communities in the energy sector. The legislation directs the Department of Energy to establish a comprehensive program to improve the education and training for energy-related jobs and to help recruit more minorities and women for these jobs.


LaDoris Harris, Director
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, DOE

Jack Gerard, President/CEO
American Petroleum Institute

Harry Alford, President/CEO
National Black Chamber of Commerce

Paula Jackson, President
American Association of Blacks in Energy

Jim Barrett, Chief Economist
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

The Majority Memorandum and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.


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